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David Regal loves to lecture..

PCAM 2013 is jam-packed with some of the best lecturers and performers you’ll be seeing this year, so we are proud to have the author of “Approaching Magic” lecture to improve your magic.  Registrations at a discounted rate are still available!

David Regal is a television writer and a creator of effects for magicians. His background is live comedy, as a ;member of the main company of Chicago City Limits. Since moving to the Los Angeles area he has served as head writer for Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, and has written for many sitcoms, including multiple episodes for Everybody Loves Raymond.In addition, magic effects of his design are performed around the world.

Jimmy H will amaze you!

PCAM 2013 continues to get better and better with our latest guest, Jimmy H!

At the age of 16 James Holguin was admitted into one of the most prestigious magic organizations for young magicians in the country, The Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle) Junior Society. It was here where James would learn from some of the greats in magic and develop his own style of magic. He developed an act that was set to 1940’s big band music and he would manipulate doves, cards and billiard balls all while dressed in an authentic purple Zoot Suit. This act became one of his trademarks and made him into an award winning magician.

Rob Zabrecky entertains at PCAM 2013!

The Los Angeles Times wrote, “Rob Zabrecky is an institution in the L.A. magic scene.” Zabrecky’s career began as a musician as lead vocalist, songwriter and bassist for alternative band Possum Dixon, but for the last decade, his unique and offbeat performances at the Magic Castle has earned him multiple award nominations by the Academy of Magical Arts and has won Stage Magician of the Year. He also is a primary medium at the Magic Castle’s famed Houdini Seance Room. His absurdist and deadpan humor have delighted audiences from Tokyo to New York City.

Please come and see magic as you may have never seen it before, but as it should be: strange, odd, and beautiful.

Need more? Andrew Goldenhersh will be at PCAM 2013.

What do we need to do to get you to commit to be at PCAM’s 80th anniversary? Each guest is an award-winning performer and/or lecturer, but you still need more? Okay, we got even more:

Andrew Goldenhersh ranks among today’s elite masters of magic, drawing thunderous acclaim around the globe.


Max Maven will be lecturing at PCAM 2013

PCAM 2013 is shaping up to be one of the best years in PCAM history, with the addition of a very special guest: Max Maven, one of magic’s most influential voices, will be lecturing. (And you haven’t signed up yet?! Register now!)

The late Orson Welles wrote that Max Maven has “the most original mind in magic.” He’s published over 1700 creations in the conjuring literature, and been an advisor to over a hundred television shows. As a consultant he has worked with David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Doug Henning, Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, and many others. He has also directed revue shows for several major American gambling casinos..

Tim Mannix will be at PCAM 2013!

Tim Mannix

Can our lineup for PCAM get any better? Yes, we are the “little magic convention that can”, as Tim Mannix has just been added to our roster of talent! Tim is not only a great magician with adults, but also one of the best kids’ magicians.

Tim’s experience includes everything from adult performances with his stand-up comedy magic show to tickling the funny bones of children at birthday parties. Tim involves his audiences whether with expert close-up sleight of hand in more intimate settings or from the stage during full-length shows.

With over 17 years experience, Mannix performs a highly interactive show incorporating a spirit of enthusiasm, which animates his performances of illusion, comedy and ad-lib. Remarkably amusing, Tim’s sense of fun and magical expertise will keep you baffled and amused! Parents are often delighted that he can retain the interest of even the youngest of audience members for extended periods of time.

Paul Green is added to the PCAM roster!

Paul Green

Paul Green performs the kind of magic that audiences love, and that you’ll love performing. Paul was named “Lecturer of the Year” at the world famous Magic Castle in 2002 and additionally has been nominated by his peers at “The Castle” for Close Up Magician of the year two times. With years of experience and thousands of performances under his belt, Paul Green’s magic is practical, powerful and memorable.

And he will be at PCAM 2013!

Close-up magician added to the PCAM roster : David Gabbay

A creator of original magic, and regular Magic Castle performer, David Gabbay is modern approach to this age old art can make your magic amazing.


In 2010 David Gabbay starred in his own one man Hollywood theater show, “Caught In A Miracle” to sold out houses and critical acclaim.  A multiple award winner, most recently in 2011, David competed with magicians from across the country at the prestigious TAOM convention to earn himself the First Place Award for Close-Up Magic.

Ice McDonald is coming to PCAM!

Ice McDonald

One more lecturer and performer is confirmed! An international award-winning magician, Kenrick “ICE” McDonald has established a stellar performance reputation with his grand illusions including doves disappearing through impossibly small objects, and the spectacular appearance out of thin air of his Mighty Macaw.

A popular and much-sought-after master lecturer and media entertainment consultant, ICE has crafted an educational series, “I Dove U Truly, Volumes 1 & 2” and “Show Know-Nos”.  ICE has also been honored with his inclusion in the history book, Magical Heroes: The Lives and Legends of Great African-American Magicians and twice on the cover of The Linking Ring the world’s largest international magic publication. ICE was awarded the 2003 Entertainer of the Year by a National Entertainment Organization. Recently ICE was featured in a documentary entitled: The Art and Soul of Magic: the Story of America’s Black Magician.

Commander Lt. Colonel Trent R. Pickering from the United States Air Force Space Squadron, after witnessing ICE’s performance, presented ICE with the Commander’s Medal for Excellence. ICE made a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Produced and Starred in The African-American Master of Magic. Genii Magazine, who recently published a four page article on ICE, dubbed him “The King of Cool”.

New lecturer: Howard Hamburg!

You won’t believe your eyes! 2011 Academy of Magical Arts Lecturer of the Year and close-up legend, Howard Hamburg, will be sharing his experiences and relationships that spans 60 years of magic with Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Michael Skinner, Larry Jennings, J.C. Wagner, Bruce Cervon, Tony Giorgio, Jerry Andrus, Jimmy Grippo, Francis Carlyle and others and interspersed throughout these stories, he will lecture and explain over 10 close-up effects.

Howard Hamburg

You will want to see this!